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May 19, 2014

Captain Bullshit Promised He'd Take a Self-Administered 5% Pay Cut In Solidarity With Federal Workers Squeezed by Sequester; Asked If This Actually Happened, White House Refuses to Say

This is a small story, but it's a metaphor for the fundamental illusion that is the Obama Administration.

Captain Grandstand made a big promise, a bit of pointless blather which I'd call "feel good" except that would be overstating things.

It was a feel-nothing spot of pointless blather.

Nevertheless, he and his stupid minions decided it was a good enough stunt for Winning the Twitter War that particular day.

And Vladimir Putin can tell you all about how important that is to them.

Obama vowed that he would take a five percent paycut in solidarity with federal workers. Though he can't legally change his rate of pay, he specified he'd instead write a check to the government each month for 5% of his monthly pay.

So: Did it actually happen?

No of course not. Or at least that's the strong suspicion, given the Gang of Imbeciles' usual dog-ate-my-homework nonsense when asked about it.

The White House is refusing to confirm whether President Barack Obama followed up on his pledge to take a five percent pay cut due to sequestration last year.

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The president has decided that to share in the sacrifice being made by public servants across the federal government that are affected by the sequester, he will contribute a portion of his salary back to the Treasury, a White House official said at the time.

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The White House would not respond to numerous requests submitted by the Washington Free Beacon to the White House press office to confirm that Obama did, in fact, write checks to the Treasury.

When reached by phone, a White House spokesperson said, I dont have that information.

Here's Obama's best defense:

When I made that promise, it was meaningless. It never was anything more than something to put out on to Twitter.

If you cared about that promise at all, if you couldn't see how trivial it was -- it doesn't even rise to the level of symbolic -- then you're stupid, and you should just go ahead an thank me for putting out stupid, trivial memes like this to distract you from your own failures.

With a side of "What difference could it possibly make?"


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